Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Beijing last year. The presence of a Beijing bogeymen has loomed large in Australian political life for much of the past 12 months. Photo: AP

Turnbull in a China shop: did Beijing bogeyman sway an Australian election?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull helped create the anti-China paranoia gripping Canberra. Now, as a backwater ballot in Bennelong provides a litmus test for Sino-Australian relations, it’s coming back to haunt him

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Beijing last year. The presence of a Beijing bogeymen has loomed large in Australian political life for much of the past 12 months. Photo: AP
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